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About AETC


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Background
Air Education and Training Command, with headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, was established and activated in January 1942, making it the second oldest major command in the Air Force. AETC’s training mission makes it the first command to touch the lives of nearly every Air Force member.

Mission
Recruit, train and educate Airmen to deliver 21st Century Airpower.

Vision 
Inspire and Develop MACH-21 Airmen.

Personnel and Resources 
More than 29,000 active-duty members, 6,000 Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve personnel, and 14,000 civilian personnel make up AETC. The command also has more than 9,000 contractors assigned. AETC flies approximately 1,400 aircraft.

Organization 
AETC includes Air Force Recruiting Service, two numbered air forces and the Air University. The command operates 12 major installations and supports tenant units on numerous bases across the globe. There are also 16 active-duty and seven Reserve wings. 

AETC Units

  • 2nd Air Force

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    Headquartered at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, 2nd AF is the numbered air force responsible for conducting basic military and nonflying technical training for Air Force.

     

    Go to 2nd AF's Website

  • 19th Air Force

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    Nineteenth Air Force, with headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio - Randolph, 19th AF is responsible for flying training execution, mentoring, safety, advocacy for subordinate units and security of operating environments.

     

    Go to 19th AF's page

  • Air Force Recruiting Service

    Headquartered at JBSA-Randolph, Texas, AFRS comprises three regional groups and 27 squadrons with more than 1,200 recruiters assigned throughout the United States, England, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico and Guam.

    Go to AFRS's page

  • Air University

    Headquartered at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, AU provides the full spectrum of Air Force education, from precommissioning to the highest levels of professional military education, including degree-granting and professional continuing education for officers, enlisted members, and civilians throughout their careers.

    Go to AU's page

  • All AETC Units

    AETC includes more than 60,000 active duty, Air National Guard and reserve members, civilians and contractors who deliver training programs tailored to meet the strategic needs of today’s Air Force.

    Go to the AETC's units page

AETC Visual Media

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DVIDS is a free visual media distribution site which provides a connection between the media and American military media content. The free subscription provides access to military photos, videos, holiday greetings, articles and newswire alerts.

 

 

 

 

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Major AETC Initiatives

  • Pilot Training Next

    Pilot Training Next is a program to explore and potentially prototype a training environment that integrates various technologies to produce pilots in an accelerated- and learning-focused manner.

    Go to our PTN page.

  • Continuum of Learning

    The Continuum of Learning is simply a label for a new learning paradigm. The CoL initiative integrates education, training and experience in ways that allow Airmen to learn – and get credit for learning anytime and anywhere.

    Learn more about CoL

  • AETC Innovation

    Innovation is the cornerstone of the way AETC does business and key to sustaining a competitive advantage. Creative approaches, innovation, resources and execution at the speed of relevance are required to sharpen our competitive edge.

    Learn more about AETC Innovation

    Learn more about AETC’s strategic plan

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Air Education and Training Command
Public Affairs, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
210-652-4400
aetc.pao@us.af.mil